Gilles de Dieuleveult joins DAMM

04 September 2020

Dieuleveult will use his many years of experience in the industry to support sales activities in Europe and MENA

Dieuleveult will use his many years of experience in the industry to support sales activities in Europe and MENA

DAMM, the provider of critical radio and broadband communication across Africa, has hired Gilles de Dieuleveult as its new solutions manager. He joins from manager at aerospace, space and defence specialist Thales, where he was the business development manager.

“I’m extremely happy to be part of the DAMM team,” he said in a statement. “There’s a great energy in the company as a whole, and it’s extremely gratifying to work in a company where you’re not just a number but a truly valued member of the team.”

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Angola Telecom ditches Angorascom for Africell partnership

04 September 2020

Angola’s state-owned fixed provider Angola Telecom (AT) is scrapping its mobile partnership with Angorascom Telecomunicações, according to reports.

 In November 2019, Angorascom received presidential permission for a ‘sub-concession’ that allowed it to deliver mobile services using AT’s Unified Licence. The partnership was aimed at injecting competition into Angola’s mobile market – breaking the duopoly of Unitel and Movicel – with the partners aiming to launch mobile services by February 2021.

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MTN names new CEO

04 September 2020

MTN Group has named current group CFO of MTN Group, Ralph Mupita, as the new group president and CEO with effect from 1 September 2020.

Mupita has served as the MTN Group CFO since April 2017 and has played a key role in the development and execution of the group’s strategy, capital allocation processes, financial performance as well as in the resolution of a number of complex regulatory matters.

“After a rigorous and extensive search process, we are pleased to have appointed someone of Ralph’s calibre, experience and ability to fill the group president and CEO position,” said MTN Group chairman Mcebisi Jonas. “Ralph’s experience as the group CFO, strong knowledge of our businesses and markets, as well as successful background in financial services, M&A and emerging markets, place him in an excellent position to lead the growth and sustainability of the business going forward.”

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Airtel teams up with MoneyGram

04 September 2020

Airtel Africa has forged a new partnership with MoneyGram International to enable 19 million customers to receive transfers directly into their mobile wallets.

It is the second partnership announcement this month for the telco, following earlier confirmation that Airtel Africa would partner with Standard Chartered to develop “co-developed, innovative” new financial products for key markets.

Under the latest partnership, Airtel Money customers who receive funds can use them to pay for utility bills, goods and services, transfer to other individuals, or convert to cash at any of Airtel Africa’s branches, kiosks and agents.

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